Interior view of roof timbers in Grade II* listed Kersey Mill, Suffolk. The original mill was constructed in 1810. Urgent repairs were made with grant funding.

Roof timbers in Grade II* listed Kersey Mill, Suffolk. © Historic England Explore our images
Roof timbers in Grade II* listed Kersey Mill, Suffolk. © Historic England Explore our images

Buildings at Risk For Sale

Historic England publishes an annual Register of Heritage at Risk. Very few buildings on the Register are for sale. Where we know that a building's on the market, we note it in the building's details (search 'sale' or 'market' in the keyword search).

If you're particularly interested in a building at risk and would like to find out more,  contact details are given for each entry. The contact is a member of our staff except for Grade II buildings in London. For these we give a local authority contact (indicated by 'LPA' after the contact's name).

You'll find an overview of the building's current situation in the summary and priority categories (see 'Key to the entries' for definitions). Please bear in mind that it can often require dedication and determination to persuade an owner to sell a building that's not for sale.

Many local authorities maintain and publish registers of heritage assets at risk.

Other places to find historic buildings at risk for sale include:

  • The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) publishes a list of historic buildings in need of repair or new use that are for sale or lease. The list is available to SPAB members.
  • SAVE Britain's Heritage (SAVE) publishes a catalogue and online register of buildings at risk in England and Wales. The register highlights historic buildings that are vacant and whose future is uncertain with the aim of identifying new owners able to repair and/or find a new use for them. The catalogue is available for purchase from SAVE.
  • Historic Environment Scotland manages the Buildings at Risk Register (BARR) for Scotland. The register highlights properties of architectural or historic merit throughout the country that are considered to be at risk, under threat, or with no clear future use. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) maintains the register.
  • Ulster Architectural Heritage Society (UAHS) produces a register of buildings at risk in Northern Ireland. The register highlights buildings and monuments of architectural and historic interest whose future seems threatened and may be suitable for restoration and repair.
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